June 25, 2018

Musher Details

2001 Iditarod » Mushers » Bill Cotter

Bill Cotter

Bib Number: 28
Hometown: Nenana, Alaska


Biography

Bill Cotter, 63, was born in New Hampshire. He moved to Alaska in 1970 and settled in Nenana in 1980. A retired electrician, Bill has been running dogs since 1971. He said at that time, Joe Redington, Sr. was his neighbor and Joe got him interested in dogs. He says, " I'm addicted to sled dogs and dog racing. I have raced dogs since 1971 and I still enjoy training and racing my dogs. I had a stroke in 2005 and was not able to race for two years. During that time, I raised and trained a new team and they are ready for the Iditarod and so am I." He won the Yukon Quest in 1987 and has completed 19 Iditarods, his best finish being third in 1995. He also won the Alaska Airlines Humanitarian award. He lists his hobbies as biking and fishing.


2001 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 10:59:00 10
Willow 3/04 11:54:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 15:55:00 16 3/04 18:59:00 16 3h 4m 4h 1m 11.20 45
Skwentna 3/04 21:50:00 16 3/04 22:05:00 16 0h 15m 2h 51m 11.93 34
Finger Lake 3/05 08:43:00 16 3/05 09:25:00 14 0h 42m 10h 38m 4.23 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 12:53:00 14 3/05 18:20:00 12 5h 27m 3h 28m 8.65 30
Rohn 3/05 22:46:00 12 3/06 03:35:00 12 4h 49m 4h 26m 10.83 48
Nikolai 3/06 14:43:00 12 3/06 21:00:00 11 6h 17m 11h 8m 8.35 93
McGrath 3/07 03:10:00 11 3/07 03:15:00 11 0h 5m 6h 10m 7.78 48
Takotna 3/07 05:41:00 11 3/08 07:05:00 11 25h 24m 2h 26m 9.45 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/08 09:45:00 11 3/08 10:08:00 11 0h 23m 2h 40m 14.25 ✔ 38
Iditarod 3/09 10:22:00 11 3/09 16:26:00 10 6h 4m 24h 14m 3.71 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/10 03:49:00 10 3/10 11:49:00 10 8h 0m 11h 23m 5.71 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/10 15:35:00 10 3/10 16:01:00 10 0h 26m 3h 46m -17.26 ✔ ✔ -65
Grayling 3/10 19:25:00 10 3/11 06:06:00 10 10h 41m 3h 24m 31.76 ✔ ✔ 108
Eagle Island 3/11 16:58:00 10 3/12 01:54:00 10 8h 56m 10h 52m 5.52 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/12 14:20:00 10 3/12 22:58:00 10 8h 38m 12h 26m 5.63 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/13 13:09:00 10 3/13 21:16:00 10 8h 7m 14h 11m 6.35 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 03:12:00 10 3/14 10:55:00 10 7h 43m 5h 56m 6.74 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 18:38:00 10 3/15 00:35:00 9 5h 57m 7h 43m 7.52 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/15 07:44:00 9 3/15 09:32:00 9 1h 48m 7h 9m 6.71 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 16:52:00 9 3/16 06:26:00 9 13h 34m 7h 20m 6.27 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 16:03:00 9 3/16 16:04:00 9 0h 1m 9h 37m 5.72 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 19:14:28 9 3h 10m 6.95 ✔ ✔ 22